In the past, Bully Ray has brought up the possibility of retiring from wrestling after suffering multiple concussions throughout his career.
In one of the most recent incidents, Bully Ray took a shot to the head after being hit with a table at Ring of Honor’s Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view event. He ended up landing in the hospital after suffering a concussion.
Another time, Bully Ray was knocked out during a Table, Ladders and Chairs match after Chris Jericho performed a bulldog from the top of a ladder in 2002. He was in such bad shape that Tommy Dreamer said Bully Ray didn’t remember finishing the match.
Over a week ago, Bully Ray and Dreamer ended up losing to the Briscoes at the ROH Final Battle pay-per-view. Now he’s pretty much announced that his career is over.
It was a hell of a year and a great 26yr career.
— Bubba Ray Dudley (@bullyray5150) December 24, 2017
As eWrestlingNews.com has pointed out, there is a rumor that the Dudley Boyz will be inducted into the WWE 2018 Hall of Fame.
The 46-year-old Bubba Ray Dudley aka Bully Ray, whose real name is Mark LoMonaco, is originally from Queens, New York and graduated from St. Johns University.
Bully Ray started his wrestling career in 1991 and he started working with Extreme Championship Wrestling in 1995 and left them in 1999 for WWE.
Bully Ray then left WWE in 2005 in order to work with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling where he wrestled until 2010. Then he went on to work with Immortal Wrestling until 2012.
This year is the first and only year that Bully Ray has worked with Ring of Honor and it looks like it’s where he’s participated in his final match.
No one should be surprised that Bully Ray’s career is now over after he announced back in October at Global Wars that his time in the ring was just about over.
“As most of you know by now, it’s about that time for me,” Bully Ray said as the crowd shouted “No! No! No!” “Listen, it’s time. For the first time, I gotta worry about myself and my own health.”
While it would be great if every legendary wrestler could continue to compete into their 60s, it’s not possible. Injuries will always determine how long a person can compete in their respective sport.
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